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Successfully growing oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits requires a high-uniformity irrigation system with a light application rate and reliable operation. Luckily, that’s just what Nelson has spent decades perfecting. 

Look to the Rotator® family of sprinklers for Full Coverage Irrigation, or consider the 7 Series (J7 Jet, S7 Spinner & R7 Rotator) for one-sprinkler-per-tree solutions.

Add 1000 or 800 Series Control Valves and the Nelson TWIG® Wireless Control System for system automation. Solid set is the system of choice, and is greatly enhanced by the flexibility and ease of installation of Nelson's family of feedtube assemblies.

Full coverage irrigation solves many problems associated with drip and other micro sprinklers. Benefits of full coverage irrigation include:

  • Reduced stress and improved fruit size
  • Activation of fertilizers and herbicides
  • Improved nutrient availability
  • Improved infiltration and reduction in disease potential

It's important to irrigate at key phenological times (such as flowering or fruiting, which is followed by accelerated fruit growth). Use full coverage irrigation to "reach the roots" at these critical times.

Irrigating citrus fruits is a complicated task that depends on everything from your region to your choice of valve. Explore some of the Nelson products commonly used for citrus fruits below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.

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Rotator® Full Coverage Irrigation
Nelson Irrigation Rotator® Sprinklers For Trees, Vines & Row Crops
Nelson R10 Rotator® Tree and Vine Sprinkler
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